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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Adds Business and Human Rights Partner in London

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is pleased to announce that Julianne Hughes-Jennett has joined the firm as a partner in the London office.  

Julianne, who joins the firm from Hogan Lovells where she was a partner and head of the firm’s Business and Human Rights Group, has almost 20 years of experience advising on high profile litigation and arbitration matters.

She has a particular focus on the extractives sectors in the English courts, including Group Actions, and before all major arbitral institutions.  Julianne is recognised as a leading advisor on business and human rights issues and regularly advises clients in the telecommunications and technology, financial, extractives and construction sectors on identifying and preventing human rights impacts in their operation and supply chains.

She is currently engaged in the defence of a landmark case against corporate executives for complicity in war crimes.

Ted Greeno, Co-Managing Partner of Quinn Emanuel’s London office, said: “We are delighted that Julianne has agreed to join us. Our firm will give her the freedom and resources to develop her varied practice,  particularly her business human rights work, in which her expertise is well known.”

Julianne said, ‘"I am looking forward to this next chapter of my career.  The Quinn Emanuel platform is a great opportunity for any litigator. I am also delighted to be joined by business and human rights consultant, Peter Hood, to develop a premier Business and Human Rights Unit at the firm. " 

Julianne is a graduate of the University of Oxford and has been appointed to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR as a member of the Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings.